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The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) -
"Victor Burgin takes the idea of the remembered or shared film rather differently, bringing it outside the auditorium and into the 'cinematic heterotopic': our image-saturated world"
Victor Burgin examines a kaleidoscope of film fragments drawn from a variety of media, the internet, memory and fantasy. Among these are sequences of such brevity they might almost be stills. Such "sequence-images", as Burgin calls them, are neither strictly "image" nor "image sequence" and have not been considered before by either film or photography theory. He also considers some typical individual experiences "sampled" from mainstream cinema. He reflects on such disparate occurrences as the association in memory of fragments from otherwise unrelated films, of the relation of a recollected film image to an architectural setting, or of a feeling "marked" by an image remembered from a film.
The Remembered Film provides a radical new way of thinking about film outside conventional cinema, and in relation to our everyday lives. It will appeal to a wide audience interested in film and media.
"Burgin explores the impressionistic qualities of cinema and how, in
recollection, the viewer relates to image: exploring how memory and
circumstance place certain sequences in our psyches, the overwhelming beauty
of certain images and sequences becoming larger than the bodies of work
they¹ve hailed from . . . Burgin's art swoon is nearly as tempting as some
of the beauty he finds in small, strange places."